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“Rooms are very small!”

Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel
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Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel
Melbourne, Australia
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“Rooms are very small!”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Where to start? The location was fantastic! Check in was a little slow, however, the girl had just started so that was fine. Everyone has to learn somewhere. The rooms were very small for the number of beds in the room. We had 8 people in the group so it was very crowded and not much storage space. The balcony was fantastic which included a bar. It had specials on saturday nights so it was great to get pissed there then go out.

The bathrooms weren't the cleanest but the showers had good pressure. Overall for the price we paid it was a good experience and would stay there again

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

I've stayed in hostels all over the world; this place ranks somewhere near the bottom. If you like being kept awake by other people's loud drunken conversations and don't mind showering in other people's grime you might enjoy staying here! The carpets look like someone has vomited on them, floors weren't cleaned the whole 5 days we were there, same bits of hair, soap scum and forgotten clothing in the showers the whole time too. Walls are really thin, can hear everything in adjoining rooms. The front door was kicked in and the lock destroyed while we were there, didn't feel super safe. I would HATE to be stuck in here in a fire -everyone would DIE for sure. The gas leaks in the kitchen, pretty dodgy, just as well they switch it off at night.
Good things? Central location, helpful desk staff. Otherwise a COMPLETE dive!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We did not enjoy our stay in this backpacker. The friendliness of the staff left to be desired, the cleanliness of our room was really terrible (bugs on my mattress, dirty mattresses, not vacuumed etc.), the room was really small for 4 people, the water of the showers was cold... The only positif thing was the location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

This has a great location, positive. The full price for dorm room is $34 but with various discounts you get it cheaper- certainly not a $34 hostel. The rooms are tiny and they just fit 8 beds in them, no room for luggage and barely enough for standing. As comparison, the YHA put 4 beds in the same size room. The communal area has 4 little tables for eating and a small kitchen. The bathrooms are small and tiny laundry which isn't cheap. Hardly see any staff as staff probably cost money!
You just get the feeling they try to make as much money as possible as priority instead of guest satisfaction that may produce good word of mouth and more people.
I would defenitely pay a couple of extra dollars to stay in a place where you can move in your room with out bumping into everything, 8 beds in that is a disgrace.
Given all this, it is in a a great place, the vibe is all right but you get to know others as you are literraly on top of them the whole time- in every area

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Stayed here a while ago.

The location was great. Right in the centre.

My dorm was clean but was pretty small. So a bit tricky to store away luggage. Would be a problem if you had a large amount. Luckily there was only two of us in a 4 bed dorm.

Bathroom and kitchen was clean. Fair size communal area. Great balcony to smoke on and hang out.

Was a decent hostel and I was happy during my stay there.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Stayed two of us in a 4 beds room. It was not been cleaned before our arrival and it was really small. no space for the backpacks at all. I couldn't imagine how 4 people could fit in that room. Toilets were clean but facilities were quite dirty, couches in particular. Fake walls made the hostel quite loud. However the staff was friendly and the beds quite comfortable.

Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

This is a smaller hostel with 28 or so rooms. The rooms themselves are quite small and as the place was busy because the Ashes were in town, the owner had jammed in as many beds as possible, which made it very tight.
The kitchen also got quite crowded, this was'nt helped by several of the burners not working!
That said Foxtel on a giant plasma was great and there is huge veranda if you want to chill outside. All our requests for help were met and the people working there were very helpful.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Property: Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel
Address: 62 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #45 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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